Lee Mannillo 5k Run/Walk to benefit families of Cape Cod

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5 Years of grieving and giving back to Cape Cod and beyond
The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation has dedicated over $55,000 to families in need since 2014.

May 7, 2019 – The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation (LAMF) was born from a desire to do better for others in honor of Lee Ann Mannillo. On May 8th 2014 Lee Ann unexpectedly died of complications just 15 hours after her twin sons were born. Since its inception the Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation has proudly and lovingly distributed over $55,000 in financial support through direct grants and programs to serve families in need on Cape Cod and across the country. The Foundation generates support from two of their own fundraising events a year. In May LAMF members coordinate the LM5K (lm5k.org) and in September they host the Lee Ann Mannillo Golf Tournament (lmgolf.org).

The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation is dedicated to providing support to families in their time of deepest need or as they resume life after a tragic loss.  When a family experiences a loss, it can impact every facet of life for each family member.  Adults and children have varied needs and LAMF honors and reviews each and every request for support they receive through their online nomination tool.  The Foundation receives proposals for families through their website www.leemannillo.org. After a nomination has been vetted and approved the LAMF works to connect families to the resources they need or award a monetary grant to help meet families’ emotional and financial short-term needs. In addition to the grant and direct work they provide, LAMF has also established an annual scholarship designated for a student studying in the field of Environmental Science at Cape Cod Community College.

“Lee had a footprint that reached far and wide. She was an amazing woman that touched so many people.  The support we have received is directly related to the love people had for her.” LAMF President Rich Mannillo.

Lee was a dedicated and celebrated employee of Barnstable County and an avid supporter of community enrichment and service. Outside of work she was a vivacious and loving individual who made connections and friends everywhere she went.

Help grow support for the Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation at the 5th Annual LM5K Run/Walk on Sunday May 19th at The Pilot House in Sandwich, MA. This year the Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation (LAMF) will dedicate the LM5K to two families in Massachusetts who tragically lost their fathers in the past few months. Registrants will enjoy a relaxed and fun atmosphere by the water while they help support the LAMF and the families they serve.  The LM5K kicks off from The Pilot House Restaurant at 9:30 AM and participants enjoy a discounted lunch and tunes inside The Pilot House after. If individuals would like to support the event or effort but cannot attend, they can register as a ‘virtual runner’ for a donation of $15.  Register online at www.LM5K.org.

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2019 LM5K is dedicated to two families in MA

 

The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation’s 5th annual 5k on Sunday May 19 has been dedicated to The Barger Family of Mashpee, MA and The Sawyer/McAdoo Family of Cambridge. Tragically both families have experienced the unexpected loss of a parent in the past few months.

April 24, 2019 – The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation (LAMF) will dedicate the 2019 LM5K to two families in Massachusetts who tragically lost their fathers in the past few months. Join us on Sunday May 19th for a fun 5K by the shore to further the work of the LAMF.  Registrants will help support these families as they work through their grief and find their way as single parent households. If individuals would like to support the event or effort but cannot attend, they can register as a ‘virtual runner’ for a donation of $15.

In May of 2014 The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation (LAMF) was formed after the unexpected and devastating loss of Lee Ann Mannillo mere hours after the birth of her twin sons. Today LAMF Board Members and friends of Lee Ann Mannillo work to help those in need.  To date LAMF has distributed over $40,000 to families in needs through their grant program and partnerships.

Lee was a dedicated and celebrated employee of Barnstable County and an avid supporter of community enrichment and service. Outside of work she was a vivacious and loving individual who made connections and friends everywhere she went. Over the years the race in her honor has generated funds to support The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation and the families such as those we’re dedicated to supporting in 2019. The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation also directly allocates funds to families in need across the country.

Since 2015 the LAMF Board Members, a collection of Lee’s family and friends, have approved grants to over a dozen families and dispersed over $40,000 of support to families. The Foundation reviews all proposals for families in need of support as each family is nominated through their website www.leemannillo.org.

The LM5K will again be a family-friendly race and the kick off and closing at The Pilot House Restaurant will be inclusive for all the participants and their families. The Race will begin at 9:30AM at the Pilot House Restaurant on 14 Gallo Road in Sandwich, MA. Individuals who want to support the event but can’t attend that day can register as ‘virtual runners’ for a small donation through the online registration. For more information and to sign up as a participant please visit: www.LM5K.org

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2018 LM5K is dedicated to the Murphy Family

The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation’s 4th annual 5k has been dedicated to The Murphy Family.  Joe Murphy will receive much needed support after the tragic loss of his wife Christina Murphy.  Joe is caring for his 8-week-old & 2-year-old sons.  

May 9, 2018 – The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation will dedicate the proceeds of the 2018 LM5K to a local family rocked by the devastating loss of Christina Murphy. Just weeks after their second child was born, Joe Murphy is grieving the loss of his wife Christina while working to care for their two young boys. Joe and Christina were a couple dedicated to public school systems in Massachusetts. Christina served as a teacher in the Boston Public System and Joe is an Administrator for the Plymouth Public School District.  The loss of Christina deeply moved the LAMF Board to dedicate the 2018 LM5K to Joe and his sons.  In May of 2014 The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation (LAMF) was formed after the unexpected and devastating loss of Lee Ann Mannillo mere hours after the birth of her twin sons.

Lee was a dedicated and celebrated employee of Barnstable County and an avid supporter of community enrichment and service. Outside of work she was a vivacious and loving individual who made connections and friends everywhere she went. Over the years the race in her honor has generated funds to support The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation and the families such as the Murphys. 

The LM5K also bolsters the work of Cape Cod Child Development Program by contributing the CCCDP’s Lee Ann Mannillo Sunshine Fund annually.  This Fund allows the Cape Cod Child Development funds to allocate to families in need in honor of Lee Ann.  The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation also directly allocates funds to families in need across the country.  

Since 2015 the LAMF Board Members, a collection of Lee’s family and friends, have approved grants to over a dozen families and dispersed over $25,000 of support to families.  The Foundation reviews all proposals for families in need of support as each family is nominated through their website www.leemannillo.org.  When Christina Murphy passed away in late April a friend of the Murphy Family nominated Joe and his young sons for support; which lead to the LAMF dedicating the 2018 LM5K to supporting Joe, Owen and Cian Murphy.

The LM5K will again be a family-friendly race and the kick off and closing at The Pilot House Restaurant will be inclusive for all the participants and their families. The Race will begin at 9:30AM at the Pilot House Restaurant on 14 Gallo Road in Sandwich, MA. Individuals who want to support the event but can’t attend that day can register as ‘virtual runners’ for a small donation through the online registration. For more information and to sign up as a participant please visit: www.LM5K.org